Saturday, June 18, 2011

"The Misfits" Cherry Dress

A couple of months ago on the doll board The Studio Commissary, there was a discussion about how some people were interested in Marilyn's Monroe's cherry dress from the 1961 film "The Misfits". I was instantly intrigued. I googled, and found some photos of Marilyn in the dress. It then became an challenge/obsession to find some cherry printed fabric.

I was pleasantly surprised to find this fabric at my local JoAnn Fabrics store.

This is what I came up with.

The biggest challenge was getting the bodice to fit right. I wanted to use self fabric ties on the shoulders, like on the real dress, but they looked too bulky. I ended up using ribbon to get the look I wanted.

This dress also fits the Tonner dolls well.

This dress will be for sale on my Blog Store.